484 Pro Sniper Anglapro Reviewed

Now is the perfect time to start looking for your new boat so you’re ready to hit the water in Spring. Buying a boat can be a daunting process so Gary Brown gives his educated opinion on the 484 Pro Sniper from Anglapro. 

Plenty of room up front.

Plenty of room up front.

Anglapro have highly refined the construction, design, shape and finish of the Sniper so that this outfit would suit the avid angler who enjoys fishing in the estuaries, while also liking to poke there nose off-shore for a bit of trolling for kingfish and soft plastic work for snapper over those close inshore reefs. The Sniper is just as good when used by those anglers who prefer to target trout, bass, cod and perch in the freshwater.

The 3mm bottom and sides, aggressive ribbing support and extra wide gunnels means you can have total confidence in the boat. What they have also thought about is when you have those times when you would take the family out for a bit of fun while towing the kids behind on a need board or float tube.

That’s how they designed their deep V side console. It’s the ultimate cross over. Stable and capable in enclosed waters and tough and comfortable in the rough stuff.

The 484 Anglapro Sniper sits well at rest in the water.

The 484 Anglapro Sniper sits well at rest in the water.

It doesn’t matter what boat I own or am testing out, everyone that knows me knows that I like to have plenty of room and storage space. For a boat of its size the 484 Pro Sniper has so much room that you could easily fish three anglers out of it when using lures and then fit in an extra person when you are bait fishing in the estuaries.

While testing the 484 Sniper out chasing a few fish with lures I was so pleased that not only was there plenty of room up front on the casting deck, that you also had plenty of stable standing room down the back. Also the gunnel height as these points still allowed you to be able to work the rod tip down near the water’s surface.

Even though there were six storage areas where you could put your tackle, safety gear, anchors there was not many places that you could horizontally store those few extra rods. Sure you could put in another vertical set of rod holders on the front of the centre console, but personally I don’t like travelling with anything in front of me.

Plenty of spare room on the dash and under the centre console for those extra items that you may need. The wind screen will provide some protection from the wind and spray. Maybe you could get the crew to make you a wraparound screen.

Plenty of spare room on the dash and under the centre console for those extra items that you may need. The wind screen will provide some protection from the wind and spray. Maybe you could get the crew to make you a wraparound screen.

Not only can you comfortably stand on the rear platform there are a couple of closed in compartments that would hold a battery or two. You will also find a built-in open aluminium tray on the port side and a smaller one on the starboard side underneath the controls that could store a number of items in reach of the skipper.

At the front you have a 100 litre built-in plumbed plastic kill tank that could also double as extra storage if needed.

On the boat tested, the side console came with a fuel gauge, 5 toggle switch panel with a 12-volt adapter, RPM gauge that also had where you could display the voltage, motor hours, troll mode and trim. The extra wide gunnel would give the boats wiring that extra protection from the saltwater.

When launching and retrieving the 484 Sniper at the ramp the skids and centre rollers centred the boat with ease so that all I had to do was walk up the front and attached the boat clip, climb out and drive off the ramp. Making it a type of boat that a single angler would be able to use with ease.

When putting the 484 Sniper into fairly sharp turns there was very little roll of the both off the horizontal plane. Giving you that extra feeling on stability.

The Anglapro 484 Pro Sniper looks very impressive in or out of the water.

The Anglapro 484 Pro Sniper looks very impressive in or out of the water.

So what makes this a great boat to own?

  • Easy to use by yourself.
  • Plenty of room to move about.
  • Adequate storage.
  • Very comfortable ride.
  • Strong design with less noise for an aluminium boat.
  • Less flex in the hull.
  • Extremely stable.
  • Corners very well while still holding in the water.
  • The 60 hp 4 stroke Mercury lifted the boat out of the hole with ease. I could just only imagine what a 90hp outboard would do.
  • Carpeted throughout.
  • Comfortable Upholstered pedestal seats with 4 positions.
  • Gussets (bulkheads) are then welded to the ribs to establish a solid structure for the floor to be fixed to and for improved hull integrity.
The Sniper 484 Anglapro is a well thought out even keeled craft.

The Sniper 484 Anglapro is a well thought out even keeled craft.

So if you are looking for an outfit that is ready to go and all you need to do is put yourself and some fishing gear in it then you need to contact the crew at Good Times Marine and they will surely hook you up with the 484 Pro Anglapro Sniper. If you are looking to customize one to suit your needs you won’t need to go anywhere else as they can create the outfit that you are after too.

The Sniper package will give you the confidence to step your fishing up to the next level. It’s an Aluminium fishing boat that performs like a sports boat that would be great for the avid angler who has a family or friends that like fishing, get towed around on a float tube or knee board or just cruising about.

Good Times Marine.
Address: 2 Toorak Ave, Taren Point, NSW 2229
Phone: (02) 9524 6999
Fax: (02) 9524 4211
Web Site: http://www.goodtimesmarine.com.au/collections/anglapro-1

 
The port side storage would have a number of uses.

The port side storage would have a number of uses.

Specifications
  • Overall boat length: 4.840 m
  • Overall outfit length on trailer with motor down: 6.200m
  • Beam width: 2.200m
  • Outboard: 60hp, 4 stroke Mercury outboard. (Minimum)
  • Outboard maximum: 90hp.
  • Payload: 450 kilos
  • Freeboard: 630mm
  • Sides and bottom: 3mm
  • Warranty: 5 years.
  • Trailer: Dunbier braked trailer with folding jockey wheel, LED lights, skids and centred rollers.
  • Anchor well with drain and bollard
  • Side decks
  • Side console with grab rail
  • Console windscreen
  • Non feedback steering
  • Bow sprit and roller
  • As you will see from this shot there is plenty of room on the rear casting deck.

    As you will see from this shot there is plenty of room on the rear casting deck.

  • Front casting deck
  • Side pockets
  • Rear casting deck with splash tray
  • Rear step port side
  • Rear step starboard side
  • Side rails
  • Bow rails
  • Chine height cockpit floor
  • Bow keeper tank (not plumbed)
  • Painted inside and out
  • Bow battery shelf
  • Plumbed bait tank
  • Upholstered pedestal seat x 2
  • Driver seat slide Deluxe pedestal seats
  • Underfloor fuel tank (min 60 litres)
  • Electronic package (Navigation lights, bilge pump, accessories, Bait tank and a 12vsocket)
  • Colour sounder
The forward hatch has plenty of under floor storage for tackle, safety gear, anchors and much more.

The forward hatch has plenty of under floor storage for tackle, safety gear, anchors and much more.

Additional Options  
  • Coloured sides optional
  • Bimini Full boat cover
  • Plumbed keeper tank Bow mount plate
  • Plastic Rod holders
  • Aluminium Rod holders
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Courtesy lights
  • Keeper tank plumbed
  • Rocket launchers mounted off bimini
  • Cup holders
  • Dual batteries
  • VHF radio
  • Lowrance sounder GPS upgrade

RRP FOR SET UP TESTED IS $28,800.00

Gary Brown

About Gary Brown

I have been fishing from a very early age (around # to 4) in the estuaries from Qld to Victoria for bream, whiting, mullet, flathead, leatherjackets, john dory and luderick. Having owned my first boat at 12, I was able to fish further afield in many different estuaries up and down the NSW coast with my dad. In my early teens I started to fish from the beach for bream, whiting, tailor and salmon and then progressed onto the rocks for bream, trevally, tailor, salmon, drummer, luderick and snapper. I also targeted snapper, morwong, other reef species off shore, plus a variety of tuna. In his teens Gary brought his first boat and started fish out to sea on the south coast of NSW where he could chase snapper, tuna, morwong, pinkies, leatherjackets, mulloway, bonito and many other fish species. Over the past 22 years I have been teaching many anglers how to improve their fishing ability in my “How, Where, When and Why to Fish” classes throughout tackle shops in Sydney. In 2002 I had my first book published (Fishing Sydney’s Waterways) by AFN and it has been revised 3 times. Since then I have now had 4 more books published: 2005 Beach and Rock Fishing Australia. 2010 Fishing guide to South of Sydney. 2011 How to catch Australia’s Favourite Saltwater Fish. 2013 Land based Fishing GUIDE FOR Sydney Harbour. I have also produced along with Scotty Lyons 2 dvd’s; A Day on the Bay and Port Hacking – The Jewel of the South. Over the past 11 years I have successfully competed in a number of bream tournaments. Ranging from ABT, BETS and the Southern Bream Series. I am currently sponsored by the following companies: Pure Fishing/Pflueger/Shakespeare now for 22 years as one of their Pro Anglers. Australian Fishing Network (AFN) Tackle Tactics. Strike pro.

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